G’Day Mob,

We’ve been immortalised!

As of today the Rocky Springs Rambles are a part of Pandora, Australia’s Web Archive.

Pandora was set up in 1996 by the National Library of Australia and is “a selective collection of web publications and websites relating to Australia and Australians. It includes materials that document the cultural, social, political life and activities of the Australian community and intellectual and expressive activities of Australians.” (Pandora website)

Sounds impressive, hey? And they don’t take any old online publication either “but select those that they consider are of significance and to have long-term research value.” (Pandora website).

If you want to know more about Pandora you can click on the button on the right hand side of this page, and that will whisk you off to their website.

So there you go. Who would have thought? Little ol’ Rocky Springs and all its subjects immortalised in Australian history.


10 responses to “Pandora

  1. Kath Browne

    Congratulations Mandy.
    Now I am just waiting for the book..

  2. Brilliant News! Congratulations from us too…
    Pauline, Chris and Evelyn

  3. That’s fantastic Mandy!! I’m thrilled for you and think it’s well worth it. Imagine all those researchers in 100 years now being able to read about Daisy Browne, Pep, Bo and the rest of the family – immortalised!

  4. You’re a legend, Mandy!

    When we think of great Aussie women, we naturally think of Nellie Melba and Dawn Fraser, and Our Nic, and maybe Germaine Greer. But now we also think of Mandy McKeesick. And some of us will be able to say “I knew Mandy before she was famous!”

    • Take your tongue out of your cheek Rob.

      I know you are a Pandora legend as well.

      Everyone please check out the Dazzler’s blog by clicking on “dazzlerplus” above.

  5. Great news, and so worth it to have a slice of rural life immortalised. Just imagine school children of the future (in their alien spacecraft?!) reading a digital diary like yours about what life was once like. Just like us old fashioned folk used to do in Oz History class where we read some diary or journal entries kept by pioneer women or explorers. here’s the pandora link by the way

  6. Congratulations, Mandy! I hope you are faring well, despite the heat. Wish I could send you some snow.

  7. Charm Potter

    absolutely fantastic Mandy -well done!

  8. Diane Sweeney

    The National Library know ‘class’ when they see it!

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